Sarah Joseph, Cassandra Goldie & Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival – Right Now Radio

By Right Now Radio

This week on Right Night Radio Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, discusses human rights and pop culture including Twitter, The Hunger Games, the Winter Olympics and her Art and Human Rights Tumblr.

Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), also joins us to speak about the Federal Government’s plans to overhaul the welfare system and the potential impact on Australia’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable.

And, as well as her top picks for the upcoming Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival, Evelyn Tadros brings us a feature interview with Archie Roach about his tumultuous journey to make his recent album Into the Bloodstream.

Download the podcast to listen to this week’s show.

Tune in live next Wednesday at 7pm on 3RRR (102.7FM).


Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

By Georgia Cerni

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.